Paris Descartes University

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Paris Descartes University
Université Paris 5 René Descartes
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Type Public
Established1971, following the division of the University of Paris
Parent institution
Sorbonne Paris Cité
BudgetEuro 340 Million(US $476 Million)
Chancellor Patrick Gérard
Chancellor of the Universities of Paris
President Frédéric Dardel
Students33 500
Undergraduates 15 000
Postgraduates 18 500
Location,
France

48°51′05″N2°20′26″E / 48.851389°N 2.340556°E / 48.851389; 2.340556
Colours Magenta and white         
Affiliations Sorbonne Paris Cité University group, University of Paris
Website http://www.parisdescartes.fr
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France Paris

Paris Descartes University (French: Université Paris 5 René Descartes), also known as Paris V, is a French public research university located in Paris.

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Paris Capital of France

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It is one of the inheritors of the University of Paris (often referred as the Sorbonne), which was split into multiple separate institutions in 1970. Paris Descartes is a member of the Sorbonne Paris Cité University (USPC) group.

University of Paris former university in Paris, France

The University of Paris, metonymically known as the Sorbonne, was a university in Paris, France, active 1150–1793, and 1806–1970.

It was established as a multidisciplinary university "of humanities and health sciences" ("des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Santé". It focuses in the areas of medical sciences, biomedical sciences, law, computer science, economics and psychology. [1]

Its main campus is in the historic École de Chirurgie in the 6th arrondissement of Paris.

École de Chirurgie

The École de Chirurgie is a historic building located at 10–12 rue de l'École de Médecine in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. Today it is the headquarters of the Paris Descartes University.

6th arrondissement of Paris French municipal arrondissement in Île-de-France, France

The 6th arrondissement of Paris is one of the 20 arrondissements of the capital city of France. In spoken French, this arrondissement is referred to as sixième.

History

The historic University of Paris (French : Université de Paris) first appeared in the second half of the 12th century, but was divided into thirteen universities, managed by a common rectorate, the Chancellerie des Universités de Paris, after the student protests of the French May.

French language Romance language

French is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d'oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) has largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul like Gallia Belgica and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. Today, owing to France's past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, most notably Haitian Creole. A French-speaking person or nation may be referred to as Francophone in both English and French.

Administration

Campus

Descartes University has ten campuses in Paris. Its headquarters are centered on the "Collège de chirurgie", which was built in place of the "Collège de Bourgogne", in the Quartier latin, on the rue des Écoles. The teaching facilities and the research laboratories are housed in the Saints-Pères university center, as far as the medical school and the social sciences school are concerned. The refurbished Henri-Piéron center contains the school of psychology, whereas the Law school is located in Malakoff. The dentistry school is located in Montrouge.

Malakoff Commune in Île-de-France, France

MalakoffFrench pronunciation: ​[ma.la.kɔf] is a suburban commune in the Hauts-de-Seine department southwest of Paris, France. It is located 5 km (3.1 mi) from the centre of the city. EUROCAE, the European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment is based in Malakoff.

Montrouge Commune in Île-de-France, France

Montrouge is a commune in the southern Parisian suburbs, located 4.4 km (2.7 mi) from the centre of Paris, France. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe. After a long period of decline, the population has increased again in recent years.

Admission

The undergraduate program of Paris Descartes is selective, with an acceptance rate of 11%. Admission to the second year of the university's master programs is selective as well, some of these programs admitting only 1.7% of applicants which can represent 25 students by programs.

International conventions

The University Paris V has signed over 150 conventions with foreign universities across five continents, including Manchester, Warwick, Copenhagen, Rome, Madrid, Rotterdam, Helsinki, Stockholm or Ghent. [2]

Research

Areas

The university focuses on medical sciences (medicine, dental medicine, pharmacy, psychology), biomedical sciences (cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, biomedical physics), social sciences (sociology, anthropology, linguistics, demographics, science of education), mathematics, computer science and law (information technology law, business law, tax law, public law, private law...).

The University Paris Descartes supports a modern approach of social sciences on the basis of fieldwork, participant observation and ethnography (Master's degree in cultural and social anthropology, at the School of humanities and social sciences - Sorbonne). The dual master's degree ("Economics and Psychology" and "Cogmaster") in partnership with other important French academic institutions such as Pantheon-Sorbonne University and the École Normale Supérieure emphasizes opportunities offered as far as research is concerned.

Rankings

University rankings
Global
QS World [3] =441-450

Paris Descartes was rated by the 2017 QS World University Ranking by Subject:

It was also rated by the 2016/17 The Times Higher Education Subject Rankings as:

  • 201–250 (4th ex aequo in France) in Medicine,
  • 201–250 (1st in France) in Psychology. [5]

In Law, in 2016/17, it was not ranked among the top 10 of France of Eduniversal rankings. [6]

Notable people

Faculty members

Alumni

Points of interest

See also

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References

  1. "L'Université Paris Descartes".
  2. "Nos universités partenaires / Étudiants partants/Outgoing students / INTERNATIONAL / Droit - Faculte de Droit - Universite Paris Descartes".
  3. QS World University Rankings 2018
  4. QS World University Rankings 2017 – Subject Rankings
  5. "Subject Ranking 2015-2016: clinical, pre-clinical and health top 100". 13 October 2015.
  6. Law, France, Eduniversal

Coordinates: 48°51′05″N2°20′26″E / 48.85139°N 2.34056°E / 48.85139; 2.34056